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UCLA Patient Is First in the World to Successfully Receive a Heart Transplant After Using Experimental 50cc Total Artificial Heart


A 44-year-old woman has received a successful heart transplant at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, thanks to an experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients. The UCLA patient is the first person in California to receive the...
1-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Human Brain Study Sheds Light on How New Memories are Formed


In the first study of its kind, UCLA and United Kingdom researchers found that neurons in a specific brain region play a key role in rapidly forming memories about every day events, a finding that may result in a better understanding of memory loss...
24-Jun-2015 6:05 PM EDT

UCLA Doctors Use 3-D Printed Model to Guide Tricky Heart Valve Replacement


UCLA doctors used a 3-D model of a patient’s heart to guide a tricky minimally-invasive valve replacement. UCLA patient Richard Whitaker was not a candidate for traditional surgery due his heart's unique anatomy and previous surgeries. Doctors...
1-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Breast Cancer Treatment with Fewer Potential Side Effects has Equally Good Patient Outcomes


A new study by UCLA scientists has found that women diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with a one-week regimen of partial breast radiation after the surgical removal of the tumor, or lumpectomy, saw no increase in cancer recurrence or...
25-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

UCLA Studies Identify Predictors of Depression and PTSD Among African-Americans and Latinos

Chronic disease and mental health issues disproportionately affect low-income African-Americans, Latinos and Hispanics. Researchers at UCLA have developed a screening tool that may provide better treatment.
25-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

UCLA Research Offers More Evidence for Possible Link Between Cocaine Use and HIV Infection

New research offers further evidence that cocaine use disrupts the immune system, making people who use it more likely to become infected with HIV.
18-Jun-2015 7:05 PM EDT

UCLA Medical Group Again Earns Top Rating for Patient Care Capabilities


The UCLA Medical Group has again earned the highest rating possible in an annual survey conducted by CAPG, an association representing physician organizations in 38 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. UCLA earned five stars in the report,...
12-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA Ranks Among Nation’s Best in U.S. News Survey


U.S. News and World Report has recognized Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA for excellence in nine specialties in the 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.
9-Jun-2015 6:05 PM EDT

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Parents: 6 Tips for Protecting Your Child From Sports Concussions


12-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

UCLA Sports Concussion Expert Available to Talk About Calif. Bill AB 2127 Restricting Contact Drills for High School Football


22-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Thomas Coates, Director of the UCLA Center for World Health, Available to Comment on World Wide Polio Threat


9-May-2014 6:00 PM EDT

UCLA Offers Tips to Lower the Risk of Colorectal Cancer

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Since this cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death, it’s a great time to take a look at the health of your colon. UCLA experts encourage people to embrace these 10 tips to help protect colon...
5-Mar-2014 11:00 AM EST

Injuries, Doping, and Sports Medicine at the Olympics with UCLA Health Sciences Experts

7-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST

UCLA Coauthor of IOM Report on Youth and Concussion Available for Interviews


29-Oct-2013 5:40 PM EDT

UCLA doctors available to comment on Olympic Games drug testing, gender issues and sports injuries

24-Jul-2012 5:00 PM EDT

Have a Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day: Gift, Food and Activity Ideas from UCLA Experts

UCLA medical experts provide heart healthy gift, food and activity ideas for Valentine's Day.
22-Jan-2010 1:00 PM EST

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